Erectile Dysfunction from Torture

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The following is a case study of a male client, Mubilajeh, suffering from a sexual disorder (impotence). Erectile disorder, the inability to have an erection or maintain one, is currently the most common sexual disorder among men (Hyde 468). One result of erectile disorder is that the man cannot engage in sexual intercourse. For many men, including this individual, psychological reactions to erectile disorder may be severe: embarrassment, depression, and anxiety. The client was diagnosed and given an assessment with the goal of determining the factors. Through a process of discovery, the client's history finally revealed that the impotence was actually a result of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by a past experience. People with PTSD fear re-experiencing a traumatic event and sometimes are unable to remember certain aspects (Barlow 138). However, through psychoanalytic therapy, this client illustrates a successful recovery. Patient This section presents a brief patient assessment, including a case history of the client considered in the study. Mubilajeh, thin proportioned and nearly seven feet tall, is a thirty-year-old African male originally from Nigeria. He is a peaceful and proud African man. He has been married to his wife, Zhane, for nine years, and they hope to have children very soon. At the age of fourteen, Mubilajeh's father passed away, which left his mother alone to raise six children. Mubilajeh was the oldest of the six children. After his father's death, Mubilajeh felt obligated as "man of the house" to financially support his family. These difficult times forced him to quit school, and he found a full-time job at a neighborhood library. Mubilajeh had always been an excellent student in school; he especially missed writing his creative stories. Mubilajeh found his job extremely boring; therefore,

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